Saturday 11.28.15 Club Surfers. Club Surf will be at Pomponio, San G or Dunes at 9:00am to 11:00am - Tentative

11/28/2015 9:00 am
11/28/2015 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Again, we have a narrow window to get surf before it gets too big. We're going to shoot for tomorrow instead of Sunday.

Check for updates in the morning. If the swell fills in, we'll be at Dunes. If it's still small we'll be at Pomponio or San Gregorio.

I don't have my truck this weekend so I will not be able to bring the trailer.

Coach Marty

HMB High Surf Team Results at Waddell

HMB High Surf Team Results at Waddell:

The High School surf contest was moved to Waddell Beach on Sunday. Conditions were small, clean and contestable all day; high tide in the morning falling to a low after lunch, which made for a “wave catching” contest in the early team rounds and sectiony, close-out, conditions for the individual rounds. Incredible beach day, with calm conditions and warm weather from dawn ‘til dusk.

Check out Oliver's photos on Flicker:

Team Round:

HMB went against our main rival Santa Cruz High and came up just short at 48 to 57 in a hotly contested team round. Freshman Nate Feix (1) and Ryan Bair (2) distinguished themselves in the team mens shortboard heats, while Team Captain Hunter Murison (3) just squeaked through in shortboard as well. Senior Malcolm Feix (3) moved forward in longboard. Kaira Wallace advanced in womens shortboard (2) and longboard (2).

Individual Round:

Several HMB surfers took advantage of the Alternate Round to advance. Mitchell King (3) in mens longboard, Kacie Sorfleet (1) in womens shortboard and Nikki Sorfleet (2) in womens longboard moved forward. All three advanced as far as semi-finals, where Malcolm Feix also bowed out in mens longboard and Hunter Murison, Ryan Bair and Nate Feix also exited after some very feisty and savvy contest surfing in small surf.

Kaira Wallace found a little mystery seam that broke left and allowed for some cross-stepping and top turns, using it to her advantage over her long-standing friendly Santa Cruz rivals in the womens heats.

Finals Results:

Kaira Wallace (1) womens longboard; (2) womens shortboard

Next comp will be January 30-31 at Pleasure Point/The Hook. Note, there will be no practices over the Thanksgiving break - have a great one!

Coach Mike

Weekend SCSSL Competition Schedule Finalized

11/21/2015 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Weekend SCSSL Competition Schedule Finalized:

Conditions should be on the smaller side this weekend in Santa Cruz, so plan accordingly. Unfortunately we've drawn the early team heats again for some reason and this means aiming to be at the competition site by around 6:30 a.m. to warm up. Middle school will be at the Hook Saturday and high school the Point Sunday.

Good luck teams!


Middle School: Saturday, Nov 21 at the Hook
7:00 Half Moon Bay v Mission Hill
8:30 Shoreline v Aptos
10:00 New Brighton v SC Mountain

High School: Sunday, Nov 22 at Pleasure Point
7:00 Half Moon Bay v Santa Cruz
8:15 SC Mountain v Aptos
9:30 Harbor / Carmel v Soquel

Your coaches

11/12/15 morning free surf.

11/12/2015 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles


I know it may be a push... but Marty & I will be at Kelly around 6:30am to open the gate for anyone that wants to try and get a quick session in before school.

Coach Marty & Oliver

Saturday 11.7.15 Club Surfers. Practice will be at Dunes Beach at 8:00am to 10:00am

11/07/2015 8:00 am
11/07/2015 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Looks like we have an opportunity to get some waves at Dunes Beach tomorrow. I moved it to Saturday since Sunday will most likely be closed out. In addition I bumped it up to 8am to hopefully get some push out of the incoming tide.

Coach Marty

11/5/15 morning free surf.

11/05/2015 6:15 am
America/Los Angeles


I know it may be a push... but Marty & I will be at Kelly around 6:30am to open the gate for anyone that wants to try and get a quick session in before school.

Coach Marty & Oliver

Boosters Black & Orange Ball

11/14/2015 6:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

Boosters Black & Orange Ball:

As many of you HMB High sports families are aware, the 6th Annual Black & Orange Ball will be held on Saturday, November 14th at La Costanera Restaurant in Montara from 6:30-11:00 pm. This lively and fun event is the Boosters most important fundraiser of the year in support of the high school's athletic programs. Look for a list of auction and raffle items coming soon.

As a show of support to our athletic programs and BAC, I strongly encourage you to attend. Your attendance will help ensure athletics will continue to be integral part of our students' overall high school educational experience. To purchase tickets and for more details regarding the event, please go to:

See you there!

Justin Ferdinand
HMB High Athletic Director

HMB High Surf Team Manresa Results

HMB High Surf Team Manresa Results:

There are not too many sports in which you are simultaneously part of the food chain and your "playing field" is in a constant state of flux. Surfing is one of those few and the challenges at the season opener at Manresa built in proportion to the sinking tide and fast-rising swell Sunday. Team heats at the crack of dawn were held in fast, glassy, head high conditions. By the end of the day finalists faced double-overhead walls that detonated in waist deep water and tested their courage as much as their surfing skills.

Team Round:

HMB had a number of surfers advance from the team round, including Nate Feix (1) and Hunter Murison (2) in men's shortboard, Kaira Wallace (1) and Nikki Sorfleet (3) in women's shortboard, Coel Miller (3) in men's longboard and Kaira Wallace (2) in women's longboard. Despite those solid efforts HMB (47) fell to a reinvigorated Soquel (57).

Individual Round:

There were a number of outstanding efforts that demonstrated the deep reservoir of talent and potential of the 2015-16 team. The alternate round saw Mitchell King (2) through on men's shortboard with intelligent reads of the reforms. Malcolm Feix (1) advanced in men's longboard and Nikki Sorfleet (2) in women's longboard.

Nate continued to march through men's shortboard to the semi-finals with some very mature and clean rail work for this freshman, before bowing out. Also a freshman, cool headed Nikki extended her impressive run to both shortboard and longboard semis. Hunter had an outstanding semi in shortboard, sticking huge floaters and top turns into exploding close-outs just as he planned, earning 8's for single critical moves.


Women's longboard: Kaira Wallace (1)
Men's longboard: Malcolm Feix (4), Coel Miller (5)
Women's shortboard: Kaira Wallace (4)
Men's shortboard: Hunter Murison (5)

Congratulations to all the team after a very challenging start to the season. Looking forward to the next contest on November 21-22 at Pleasure Point/The Hook, where we should get a little more protection from the elements.

Your coaches,

Mike and Kerri

Weekend Comps Moved to Manresa in Santa Cruz

Weekend Comps Moved to Manresa in Santa Cruz:

Heads up Folks,

This weekend's contests have been moved to Manresa State Beach due to surf conditions. Map and schedule on the website: Still middle school on Saturday (Oct-24) and high school Sunday (Oct-25).

You will need to leave HMB at 5:30 a.m. to get to Manresa by 7 a.m.

See you at the beach,

Your Coaches

HMB Surf Teams Competition Schedule

HMB Surf Teams Competition Schedule:

The SCSSL has confirmed the competition for this weekend will be located at Pomponio State Beach.

- Saturday, Oct 24th: Middle School Teams (7:30 a.m. Team Heats for Cunha)
- Sunday, Oct 25th: High School Teams (7:30 a.m. Team Heats for HMB)

***Please be at the beach ready to go by 7 a.m. each day for a team meeting***

- Conditions should be 4-5' and fading on Saturday, rebuilding on Sunday especially by the afternoon, which could get a bit rougher.

- Club surfers are encouraged to attend the competition either day and cheer on their teams!!

- There is a fee to park. The closest food/supplies is in San Gregorio -- so plan accordingly! Have enough food and hydration to last you all day.

Experienced Team surfers (both middle and high school) are also invited to join the "Titans of Maverick's" paddle out opening ceremony on Saturday at the Maverick's beach, gathering from 2-2:30 p.m. Please be respectful and do not follow the invitees out past Mushroom Rock. Club surfers and their families are also welcome to attend the event as spectators on the beach.

See you this weekend,

Your Coaches

Coach Marty will be on Vacation from 10.22 to 11.2 No club practices for the next two weekends.

10/22/2015 8:00 am
11/02/2015 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

I will be in Moab Utah for the next 10 days or so. With that being said, we will not be holding club practices in my absence. Both High School and Middle School teams will be competing this coming weekend. Check the website for updates on the location. I strongly encourage all of you club surfers to go watch and cheer for our surfers. You will learn a lot by watching! Conditions should be good for you to surf too but make sure to stay out of the contest zone:)

Hopefully we will get some much needed rain soon so that we can get some local sand bars going. When conditions are right, I would like to run some club heats. This will give you club surfers a chance to learn some competition skills.

Have fun and get some surf! I'll see you all when I return!!

Coach Marty

10.17.15 Club Practice moved to Saturday - Tentative

10/17/2015 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Looks like we may get a narrow window to pull off a club surf tomorrow. The biggest challenge tomorrow morning is the traffic associated with the Pumpkin Festival.

For any of you that want to get a surf in early, I'll be checking surf in the southern beaches (Pomponio and Pescadero) before 7am. I'll send a follow up email on what beach we will be surfing.


10.8.15 Late Start morning free surf.

10/08/2015 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles


I know it may be a push... but I'll be at Pomponio around 6:30am to open the gate for anyone that wants to try and get a quick session in before school. Feel free to text or call me for a report.

Coach Marty

Sunday 10.4.15 Club Practice Cancelled

10/04/2015 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

I know I'm sounding like a broken record... but hang in there! We will get surfable conditions again... an hopefully soon.

According to surfline the forecast is for 9-10 feet 3ft overhead to double overhead. Definitely not conducive to running a safe club practice.

I checked every beach from Pomponio up to Dunes this morning and I didn't see any place that would be safe to run club for tomorrow. Best bet if you are really hoping to get in the water is the Jetty or Linda Mar. Both places however are excluded from our practice venues so you'll be on your own. Other option is to make a run down to Santa Cruz. Otherwise... take advantage of the crummy conditions and get ahead on your homework and clean your room.

Pray for clean manageable surf!!

Coach Marty

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

Surf comes back up this weekend along with the wind, but Coach Mike will be out of town unfortunately and there will be no formal practice on Friday or Sunday. Please buddy-up and continue to work on your "S-turns" in order to create speed for a powerful bottom-to-top turn combo. If you have that mastered, continue to work on using your hands and arms to set up your turns.

Check out style master Sean Mattison's video below for some excellent tips:

Also check out Julian Wilson's "15 Exceptional Ways to Improve You Surfing":

There will be a test when I come back. ;)

Happy Carving,

Coach Mike

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